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HRC Hiring: Open Source Investigations Training Manager




Position title: Training Manager

Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $59,727 – $113,704. “Off-scale” salaries, which yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: Spring 2024
Position duration: One-year term position, with the possibility of renewal.

Open date: February 21, 2024

Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 22, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Human Rights Center (HRC) is seeking to hire an Open Source Investigations Training Manager to lead HRC’s open source investigations training program for professionals and to support the training of undergraduate and graduate students. HRC investigates war crimes and other serious violations of human rights, pursues justice and accountability, and prepares the next generation of human rights advocates. HRC applies innovative technologies and scientific methods to investigate human rights abuses and study their effects on vulnerable populations. Based on our findings, we recommend specific policy measures to protect those affected by abuses and hold perpetrators accountable. HRC trains advocates around the world and provides them with the skills and tools necessary to document human rights violations and turn this information into effective action.HRC’s Open Source Investigations Training Manager will work closely with the HRC’s directors to set a vision for HRC’s training program. With support from other members of the HRC team, HRC’s Open Source Investigations Training Manager will be responsible for designing and coordinating each open source investigation training of professionals, including the agenda for the event, the training roster, and the contents of their own training sessions, as applicable. The Open Source Investigations Training Manager will also be responsible for identifying and coordinating with all hosting partners (where applicable), as well as the trainers for each event, including members of the HRC team and external experts. The Open Source Investigations Training Manager is encouraged to be at each of the trainings.

The Open Source Investigations Training Manager will also be responsible for managing the logistics and budget of each training session, including interfacing with the partner organizations, arranging the training location and set-up, and overseeing the technology (whether in person or virtual). While some trainings are virtual, many of them are in person in locations like Geneva and The Hague.

The Open Source Investigations Training Manager will also be a part of our teaching team, assisting with training undergraduate and graduate students in HRC’s Investigations Lab, as well as students in our open source investigations courses (we currently offer undergraduate as well as multidisciplinary graduate programs in the School of Law and School of Journalism).

We are looking for someone creative and collaborative, with an in-depth knowledge of open source technologies and methods of investigating, and a desire to explore and learn more in this rapidly evolving field.

Primary Responsibilities:

● Lead HRC’s open source investigations training program for professionals
● Design each Open Source Investigations training
● Manage the logistics and budget of each Open Source Investigations training
● Assist with Open Source Investigations training of undergraduate and graduate students
● Remain up-to-speed on the latest developments in open source technologies and investigations
● Innovate with new methodologies and tools for supporting effective, efficient, and ethical investigations
● Provide advanced investigative support to select investigations as needed and as capacity allows

For more information on the Human Rights Center

Health and Retirement Benefits



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

● At least three years of working in a related field (such as journalism, law, or research).
● A graduate level degree in a related field
● An in-depth understanding of open source investigation methods and technologies
● Experiencing training others how to conduct open source investigations
● A desire to expand knowledge of the field as the field progresses rapidly
● A collaborative spirit





Document requirements

Additional materials may be requested of finalists.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines.
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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